May 02, 2022

Respiratory Care Practitioner, Lead - Respiratory Therapy

  • Swedish
  • Seattle, WA, USA
Part-time Respiratory Therapy

Job Description


Swedish Medical center is looking for a Respiratory Care Practitioner Lead (0.6 FTE, Night Shift) in Respiratory Therapy at Swedish Ballard in Seattle, WA.

The Respiratory Care Practitioner, Lead sets up and operates various types of respiratory care equipment to be used in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and/or illness. May work with adult, pediatric and neonatal patient populations.

Acts as a resource person for other employees. May train or communicate instructions to other employees, perform minor scheduling, and inspect work to separate acceptable work from unacceptable. Serves as a contact person in the absence of a supervisor or director. Does not hire, fire, discipline, promote, demote, transfer, or appraise performance.

In this position you will:

  • Explain purpose and procedure of treatments, tests, and equipment to the patient.
  • Complete required Epic documentation, billing, scheduling and scanning as applicable.
  • Give clear, informative report to relief personnel.
  • Adhere to departmental standards, policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Assess patients for appropriateness of therapy utilizing quality management guidelines and protocols. Contacts managing LIP and documents on flowsheet, progress note, and plan of care suggestions for therapy as indicated.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Must have completed Respiratory Care’s department orientation
  • Must be a Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner with the Washington State Department of Health under Chapter 18.89 RCW
  • Must be registry eligible with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
  • New graduates qualify for temporary practice if they have complied with the Washington State Department of Health WAC 246-928-530

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of an AMA approved respiratory care program
  • Six (6) months hospital based work experience, in the field of Respiratory Care
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentials
  • Active member of the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC)

About the Ballard Campus

Swedish's Ballard campus maintains its strong ties to the Ballard community and fosters a team-oriented work environment. The Ballard campus has an active obstetrics program and a full-service Emergency Department. It is the site of Swedish’s Addiction Recovery Services — one of the few hospital-based drug- and alcohol-treatment programs in Seattle.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —

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Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Respiratory Therapists

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: Ballard Main Bldg (WA148) 5300 Tallman Ave Nw Seattle, 98107

Req ID: 336521